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‘Damaging small businesses’: Mondelēz and Mars slammed on supplier payment extensions

Mondelēz and Mars have been accused of exploiting small businesses by extending payment terms to some UK suppliers from 60 to 120 days.

Cocoa futures denominated in euros provides ease of access, says CME Group

CME Group has launched the first euro-denominated cocoa futures contract, which it claims provides improved hedging mechanisms that better reflect the physical cocoa market.

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Mars Chocolate North America goes landfill-free

Mars Chocolate North America has that all of its ten factories have achieved zero-waste-to-landfill.

Mars and IBM to use genetic data for food safety understanding

Mars and IBM Research have created a consortium which will use advances in genomics to boost food safety.

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Accidental inventions: The barf flavored jelly bean inventor
Personality of the Year spills the jelly beans

‘There’s no typical day in R&D’: How the barf flavored jelly bean was created by accident

ConfectioneryNews Personality of the Year, Jelly Belly's R&D manager Ambrose Lee, talks flavor development.

Chewing gum daily reduces the mouth’s bacterial load, says Wrigley-backed study

Chewing gum daily reduces the mouth’s bacterial load, says Wrigley-backed study

Researchers from the University of Groningen and Wrigley say that sugar-free chewing gum can trap and remove...

Asia cocoa grind sees 'dramatic decline' in Q4 2014

‘Dramatic decline’ in Asia cocoa grind as emerging markets slow

Asia’s cocoa grind dropped 17.2% in the fourth quarter after an economic slowdown in China, adding another cocoa...

Barry Callebaut develops heat tolerant chocolate

The fourth degree: Our heat tolerant chocolate doesn’t skimp on taste, says Barry Callebaut

Barry Callebaut says it has developed a thermo-tolerant chocolate that can withstand four degrees more heat than...

Confectionery Personality of the Year 2014: Jelly Belly's Ambrose Lee

Who won? ConfectioneryNews announces Personality of the Year 2014

Votes have been cast and counted for ConfectioneryNews’ Inaugural Personality of the Year competition and we can...

Olam pays cocoa trading fine

Olam pays $3m to settle unlawful cocoa trading case

The world’s third largest cocoa processor Olam has agreed to pay a fine of $3m for alleged...

Barry Callebaut posts Q1 sales growth

Barry Callebaut grows above chocolate confectionery market in Q1

Leading cocoa processor Barry Callebaut has reported volume growth ahead of the global chocolate confectionery market in...

Vanparys seeks partners for export sales growth

Vanparys seeks partners for UK, Germany and US export drive

Belgian chocolate dragées firm Vanparys is aiming to build a network of wholesale partners to grow its...

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